Sacred Source -Ixchel World-Weaver

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Ixchel World-Weaver Mayan Goddess of childbirth and healing. Here she sits entranced, accompanied by her companion the nest-weaver bird, dreaming out the warp and weft of the Great Fabric of Life upon her backstrap loom. She was worshiped throughout the Mayan Yucatan as the Life-Giving Queen. The rite of passage into womanhood required fashioning such a clay image of Ixchel, traveling to the sacred Isle of Women (Isla Mujeres) and performing a ritualistic breaking of the image in her temple there. Ixchel is identical with Spider Woman, the Creatrix worshiped widely by North American native peoples.

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